Affordable Housing Development in Main Street Rejuvenation Projects

To assist small communities with populations of 50,000 or less and 100 Public Housing units or less in the rejuvenation of historic or traditional central business districts or 'Main Street Areas' by replacing unused commercial space in buildings with Affordable housing units.

The objectives

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of the program are to: (1) Redevelop Main Street Areas; (2) Preserve historic or traditional architecture or design features in Main Street Areas; (3) Enhance economic development efforts in Main Street Areas; and (4) Provide affordable housing in Main Street Areas.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - None.

All Main Street grants are administered at Headquarters by the Office of Public Housing Investments (OPHI).

The level of field office involvement in the administration of Main Street grants is limited to issuance of the required environmental review (24 CFR Part 50), and construction inspections.

Grantees should contact OPHI at (202) 401-8812, until a HUD Grant Manager is assigned.

Grantees should also contact the HUD Field Office Public Housing Division that has jurisdiction for their area.

Local Public Housing Divisions are listed on the internet at http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/about/focontacts.cfm.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
El Dorado, City Of $ 500,000   2011-09-27
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Main Street grant funds may be used to rehabilitate or develop new affordable housing that is included in a Main Street rejuvenation effort.

Main Street housing units must be maintained as affordable for the initial residents only.

Each resident (or family) must have an adjusted income of 80 percent or less of the area median income.

Allowable activities that may be funded by a Main Street grant include: development of new housing units; rehabilitation of non-habitable existing housing units; acquisition activities; homeownership activities; necessary management improvement costs; relocation costs for affected residents; and community and supportive services.

Main Street grant funded activities are limited to: affordable housing development that is part of an existing Main Street rejuvenation effort; development cost up to a maximum of HUD's Total Development Cost for public housing units; maximum fees and soft costs listed in HUD's public housing Safe Harbor Cost Controls; and a maximum of 15 percent of the grant amount to support community and supportive services activities.

Main Street grant funds must NOT be used to develop or replace public housing or to repair existing habitable housing.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants include, and are limited to, Units of Local Government ('Local Government') that are subdivisions of State governments, and other governments listed in Section 102 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.

The jurisdiction of the Local Government must contain a population of no more than 50,000.

The Local Government must either have no Public Housing Agency (PHA) or a PHA that administers no more than 100 public housing units.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The beneficiaries are low-income families that occupy the newly developed affordable housing, and the local community that is benefiting from the Main Street rejuvenation project.

Credentials/Documentation

Eligibility requirements to apply for a Main Street grant are included in each year's Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. A NOFA is published in the Federal Register announcing the availability of funds and referring applicants to application materials available from Grants.gov at http://www.grants.gov. Applications must be submitted electronically to Grants.gov. Further information on registration into Grants.gov can be obtained on HUD's grants website at http://www.hud.gov/grants.

Award Procedures

HUD Headquarters reviews each eligible application for threshold compliance, assigns rating points to applications that pass all thresholds, and the highest-rated applications are notified that they have been selected to receive a Main Street grant. Funds are obligated when HUD and the applicant execute a form HUD-1044, 'Assistance Award/Amendment'.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

HOPE VI Program Reauthorization and Small Community Mainstreet Rejuvenation and Housing Act of 2003, Public Law 108-186.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.

Appeals

From 15 to 30 days. Applicants are notified by HUD if an application is not approved.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 5%. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants have a term of 30 months. The applicant must include its program schedule in the application. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: After execution of the grant agreement, pre-development funds are made available. Upon HUD approval of the development proposal and the beginning of construction, the remainder of funds are released.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Quarterly reports on production and annual accomplishment reports are required.

Program funds are tracked in HUD's financial system and leveraged funds are self reported by the grantees on a quarterly basis.

The grant manager visits the sites after execution of the grant agreement and then annually.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Main Street grants are audited with regular audits of the unit of local government and after grant close-out.

Records

Grantees should keep copies of budgets and accumulative cost records through the grant period, along with other records necessary to indicate compliance with the Grant Agreement.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0218-0-1-604.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 15 $0; FY 16 est $0; and FY 17 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The grant amount was $500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Authorizing legislation in Section 24 of the 1937 Housing Act is extremely detailed. No regulations have been published. Main Street housing development is processed using HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing Mixed-finance regulations detailed in 24 CFR 941.606, or HOPE VI homeownership regulations under Section 24 of the 1937 Act. Each grant is subject to the terms of its NOFA and Grant Agreement, which is the contract signed by the Grantee and HUD. HUD posts guidance on its Main Street website at http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/ph/hope6/grants/mainstreet/ with links to Main Street's most recent NOFA, program summaries, general guidance materials, mixed-finance guidance materials, and relevant statutes, regulations and notices. This web site provides Grantees with information on timelines, budgets, financial instructions, and other program guidance.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. All Main Street grants are administered at Headquarters by the Office of Public Housing Investments (OPHI). The level of field office involvement in the administration of Main Street grants is limited to issuance of the required environmental review (24 CFR Part 50), and construction inspections. Grantees should contact OPHI at (202) 401-8812, until a HUD Grant Manager is assigned. Grantees should also contact the HUD Field Office Public Housing Division that has jurisdiction for their area. Local Public Housing Divisions are listed on the internet at http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/about/focontacts.cfm.

Headquarters Office

Lawrence Gnessin, 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 4130, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Lawrence.gnessin@hud.gov Phone: (202) 401-8812.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

As published in each NOFA.



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